On Wednesday the decisive derby comes. The 8th of the season between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid with no victory by the Whites so far. And it comes in a moment of fear. In a moment of preopcupation, for Real Madrid won against Málaga and they keep pursuing Barça but the sensations after the match were of defeat.
Luka Modric won't play anymore this season. The Croatian saw how his worst nightmares came true and he signs a horrible season. He was already KO from November to March, coinciding with the down level of his team. It was during his absence when Real learned to value him and they realized his importance in the team. Actually the moment of White doubt was solved quickly when Modric reappeared.
A brittle that will be difficult to recover from, although if there is an expert in fitting pieces this is Carlo Ancelotti
But he won't be there on Wednesday. Neither on Wednesday nor in Vigo on Sunday and he won't be in any other match of La Liga. Of course, this created fear. Even more if we take in account the fact that he is not the only affected of the duel against Málaga.
Neither Gareth Bale seems to reach the derby. The Welsh lasted 3 minutes on the field for he had problems on his calf muscle and he is added on the list of absences with Modric and Marcelo, who is sanctioned. All this is too much for a Real Madrid that before the first-leg match trusted to score at Calderón and they saw, for the first time, all the team available to face the last stage of the season.
And now, suddenly, they lose key pieces before the 8th derby. A brittle that will be difficult to recover from, although if there is an expert in fitting pieces this is Carlo Ancelotti. Either he finds the way of fitting this pieces together and finally wins a derby or a bigger britt is yet to come. And this one won't be fixed even by him. He probably won't be there.